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FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDY
(CFDA No. 84.094)

I.     PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Higher Education Act of 1965, Title IX, Part B, as amended by
P.L. $6-374 (20 U.S.C. 1134d-1134g). (Expires September 30, 1985)

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal Year                   Authorization                   Appropriation

1980                     I/                         I/

1981                             $60,000,000 2/                     $12,000,000

1982                               14,000,000                              10,560,000

1983                               14,000,000                              11,920,000

1984                             14,000,000                          13,500,000

Purpose: To assist graduate and professional students who demonstrate finan-
cial need. Fellowships may be awarded to support students in the following
categories: (1) Graduate and Professional Opportunity Fellowships, awarded
to individuals from groups who are underrepresented in graduate or profession-
al study; (2) Public Service Education Fellowships, awarded to individuals
who plan to begin or continue a career in public service; and (3) Mining
Fellowships, awarded to individuals who plan to study domestic mining and
mineral fuel conservation.

Eligibility: Any institution of higher education with a graduate or profes-
sional program leading to an advanced or professional degree.

II.    RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)
AŤ    Goals and Objectives

Graduate and Professional Opportunities Fellowships are intended:

o To provide access to graduate and professional education for qualified
minorities and women who otherwise might be unable to obtain graduate
level education;

o To meet national employment needs for well trained individuals, particular-
ly minorities and women, in career fields of high national priority;

o To provide incentives to Institutions of higher education to recruit 500
new students, maintain 700 continuation students, and graduate 500 minority
and women students in high quality professional and academic programs.s. Participating law schools also waive tuition and fees for